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Sports Radio 610 Rolls To Winter Book Victory in Houston

“Sports Radio 610 remained ahead of the local format competition, producing its best weekday prime since 2015. “

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The winter book ratings are in for Houston, and the staff at Sports Radio 610 has reason to celebrate. In addition to remaining ahead of the local format competition, the Houston sports station produced its best weekday prime (M-F 6a-7p) performance since 2015. 610 finished 12th overall, up from 14th one year earlier.

The weekday shows for 610 were strong across the board. Starting with mornings, Seth Payne and Sean Pendergast delivered a 3.3 to finish 13th, up two tenths year over year. ‘In The Loop’ with John Lopez and Landry Locker ranked 9th with a 3.7 share, the best finish on the station. The midday duo is up seven tenths over the past twelve months. In afternoons, Clint Stoerner and Ron Hughley rode a 3.6 share to a 12th place tie. The afternoon team has also picked up seven tenths during the past year.

Elsewhere in the market, SportsTalk 790 and ESPN 97.5 were further back. Both brands feature shows during different time periods, making it tougher to offer a straight apples to apples comparison. Taking that into account, 790 finished 24th in mornings (6a-10a) and 22nd in afternoons (3p-7p). Mornings feature Sean Salisbury. Adam Clanton and Adam Wexler form ‘The A Team’ and occupy afternoons. 790’s best production came in middays, where the combination of ‘In The Trenches’ with ND Kalu, and Matt Thomas’ show delivered a solid 2.6 share to snag 15th place.

Meanwhile for 97.5, this was a down quarter. The station ranked 24th in mornings (6a-10a). Those four hours include an hour of ESPN Radio’s ‘Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Zubin Mehenti’, and three hours of ‘The Bench’ with John Granato and Lance Zierlein. Middays (10a-3p) were 27th. That five hour block included Granato and Zierlein, Charlie Pallilo, Joel Blank, Nick Shahara, and Josh Innes. Afternoons (3p-7p) consisted of an hour of Innes, and three hours of AJ Hoffman and Fred Faour were 26th.

Right now, 610 is in the driver’s seat. They’ve consistently led the market for over a year, thanks to a talented and consistent lineup. With the added benefit of local sports drama surrounding the Texans and DeShaun Watson, they’re positioned to do well in the months ahead. On the other hand, Houston sports radio has seen ratings shifts before. One mistake or missed opportunity could create a tighter sports radio race in a hurry, so it’s vital all involved stay focused.

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Andrew Fillipponi: Peter Burns Made ‘Innocuous Joke’ To Ben Watson

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

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The on-air spat between SEC Network host Peter Burns and analyst Ben Watson continues to be bandied about in sports media circles, with 93.7 The Fan hosts Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller discussing the topic Tuesday.

“I’m on Team Burns,” Fillipponi said.

“Forget who’s team you’re on,” Chris Mueller said. “I think you’ve do have to keep the wives and children out of this.”

“What are you talking about, keep the wives and out of it?!,” Fillipponi asked.

“Do we believe this is work or shoot here?,” Mueller wondered.

“Oh, I think this is real,” Fillpponi added, which Mueller agreed.

“Do you think a close fist from Ben Watson hit Peter Burns?,” Mueller asked.

“No, I think he picked him up by the lapels,” Fillipponi said.

When the subject of Watson’s religion was brought up, Fillipponi then pointed out the absurdity of the situation.

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

“I think he might have a shorter fuse and not taking in humor that Peter Burns was giving out,” Mueller said.

“It was an innocuous joke!,” Fillipponi stated. “It wasn’t a joke! Why is it in bad taste?”

Mueller then added the idea of Watson’s wife texting Burns insinuates there’s an inappropriate relationship.

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Craig Carton: Booger McFarland’s Zach Wilson Analysis ‘An Embarrasment’

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ESPN NFL analyst Booger McFarland raised eyebrows on Monday Night Countdown this week by saying New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has never been held accountable for his actions because he was a “young man who grew up with a lot of money”. WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton called out McFarland’s comments Tuesday as outlandish.

“It was an embarrasment,” Carton said. “Someone should ask Booger McFarland if his kids — who grew up with amazing wealth — have accountability in their lives or if having a little bit of money in your pocket immediately discounts the possibility to have accountability. He’s an idiot and we learned that last night.”

“It’s funny that Steve Young was on the other side of it,” Evan Roberts noted. “Because a long time ago, Steve Young criticized Chris Simms because he’s the son of a famous quarterback.”

“You don’t have to invent reasons for why Zach Wilson isn’t playing well,” added Carton. “Just watch his tape. He’s not playing well. Maybe he’s just not good!”

Carton later said NFL reporters “will try to make a name for themselves by putting out a story” about quarterbacks who take responsibility for their teams failures, while Wilson wouldn’t accept the blame.

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Greg Hill: Ben Watson, Peter Burns Drama Was A Bit

“Be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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Peter Burns and Ben Watson shared an awkward exchange during the halftime show of an SEC Network football game over the weekend, and many are still debating whether Watson walking off the set was serious or not. Count part of the cast of The Greg Hill Show on WEEI as doubters.

“That was a a bit,” Courtney Cox said. “That was absolutely a bit.”

“Yeah, unlike the Chris Rock/Will Smith thing, I assume that was a bit,” Hill said. “I can’t believe that Ben Watson is really angry about that.”

“I dunno, man. There’s been a lot of speculation that it isn’t,” Jermaine Wiggins added. “There are people who are very sensitive about you clowning on them or joking with them. Especially with joking about their wife. Some people can’t handle jokes like that.”

After a back-and-forth with Cox about the legitimacy of the joke, Wiggins concluded by saying for some folks family is off limits.

“I’ve learned something in my 47 years on this Earth: be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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